Supermarkets win £300m cash machine case

Image copyright Getty Images Retailers will no longer have to pay millions of pounds in business rates for cash machines outside their shops, following a ruling by the Appeal Court. Since 2010 supermarkets and convenience stores have been liable to pay rates on the machines. But the court ruled that about £300m they have already […]

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Bombardier cuts 5,000 jobs globally

Image copyright BombardierImage caption A Bombardier CRJ900 plane operated by Skywest Bombardier workers in Northern Ireland and the Midlands face uncertainty after the Canadian company announced 5,000 job cuts globally on Thursday. The struggling plane and train maker has not said where the cuts will be made over the next 12 to 18 months, but […]

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Glitch leaves childminders unpaid for a week

Image copyright Getty Images A glitch in a childcare payment system run by the tax office has left many nurseries and childminders waiting more than a week for their money. The problems came after 22,000 payments made through HM Revenue & Customs’ Tax-Free Childcare system were delayed. The tax office has apologised and says all […]

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Argos takeover boosts Sainsbury’s trading

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSainsbury’s Mike Coupe tells BBC Breakfast food “can’t be stockpiled” for a no-deal Brexit Half-year results at Sainsbury’s have been boosted by its takeover of catalogue retailer Argos. Cost savings improved profits, while adding Argos outlets to Sainsbury’s stores was “driving an increase in trading intensity”, the […]

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Dyson wins ruling over vacuum cleaner tests

Image copyright Getty Images Dyson has won a battle in the European courts over the way vacuum cleaners’ energy efficiency is labelled. The UK household appliance maker said the tests behind the efficiency ratings favoured rivals’ models and failed to reflect real life conditions of use. The EU’s General Court found in Dyson’s favour after […]

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Falling food sales hit Marks & Spencer

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionM&S boss Steve Rowe says he is ‘protecting the magic’ Marks & Spencer has reported falling clothing and food sales and warned that it sees little improvement in sales this year. Like-for-like sales, which strip out the impact of new stores, were down 2.2% for the six […]

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JK Rowling sues former employee for £24,000

Image copyright PA Harry Potter author JK Rowling has launched a £24,000 legal claim against a former employee for allegedly using her money to go on shopping sprees. Ms Rowling, 53, claims Amanda Donaldson broke strict working rules by using her funds to buy cosmetics and gifts. Ms Donaldson worked as a personal assistant for […]

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